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    U.S.S. Monitor Inventor John Ericsson Autograph Letter Signed, "J. Ericsson", two pages, 7.5" x 9.75", n.p., August 28, 1860, to unknown recipient (probably his agent, John Kitchen). A lengthy discourse on steamship engines with the following being a short excerpt: "...The trouble with the Sacramento engine is the same as with the Buffalo engine, it lacks surplus power and cannot exert the maximum force needed on a black fire...". Stains to left margin, some fading, with collector's penciled notations and a red check mark over date. The signature is huge and quite legible. Very good condition. Ex. Henry E. Luhrs Collection.


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    October, 2007
    25th-26th Thursday-Friday
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